I was reading a post the other day by Kristen at The Frugal Girl.  She was talking about how much she really loves her electric tea kettle.  I had been interested in getting one, but was content to use the glass kettle I got several years ago which boils water on  my stove top.  But, then something happened.  I was getting ready to clean my tea kettle, when I saw something:  My kettle had cracked.  ~sigh
  

This tea kettle has served me well for several years and I did go out and check on purchasing it yet again.  It sells for under $10 and would be an economical way to go.  Now all of a sudden the post I had read was forefront in my mind.  I re-checked that article.  The one she owns and loves is below.

Capresso H2O Plus Water Kettle, Matte Silver, 48-Ounce

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I called my daughter in Texas to find out what type of electric kettle she has as I had used it when we stayed with them earlier this year.  I had introduced her to one of Starbuck’s flavored iced teas  and we started making a similar one at home, so for the first time I was using an electric tea kettle on a regular basis.  I did enjoy the ease of using it and how quickly the water boiled.   

Aroma Housewares Hot H20 X-Press 1.5 Liter (6-Cup) Cordless Electric Water Kettle, Stainless Steel

When I was chatting with some friends online I got a suggestion from one, too, as she said she had burned several tea pots over time so had needed to replace them.  While at a B&B in Costa Rica she used this one; upon returning home she bought it on Amazon. 

Proctor Silex K2070YA Electric Kettle, 1-Liter

After doing some research, my husband favors this one.  

Ovente KG83B 1.5 Liter BPA Free Glass Cordless Electric Kettle, Black

In an ideal world I would love to have one like this: but it will remain on my “dream list” as when I get one I want a really top-of-the-line one and it is not in my household budget right now. 

Electric Gooseneck Kettle for Drip and Pour Over Coffee and Tea By Cozyna, Stainless Steel, 1L

Why replace my glass stove-top kettle with an electric one, especially when the cost is less to replace it with the same style I broke?   The electric tea kettles actually use less electricity than using the stove top and the water is heated more quickly than using the burner on the stove.   For me one of the biggest reasons to purchase the electric tea kettle instead of the one I already used is the fact that an electric tea kettle has an automatic shut-off!  I hate to admit that more than once I have walked away from the stove while waiting for the water to boil and forgotten about it, only to return to half the water I needed.

If you were buying an electric tea kettle which one would you buy?  I want to replace mine as soon as possible, altho for the time being I am able to boil water in a sauce pan on the stove.  In my household, coffee is mandatory and I make pour-over coffee so having the ability to boil water is also mandatory!  😉  

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2 thoughts on “I’m Singing The Teapot Blues

  1. Sherry;

    I have used the proctor silex one myself before …. But these other ones are intriguing to me. Which one did you end up going with?

    • I put a new post up yesterday sharing the option for the electric tea kettle I got! The Ovente 1.5 liter BPA free glass cordless electric kettle (glass) was the winner for us. 🙂

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